"Democracy requires reaching across social divides to develop a sense of community, and women especially need to fight to ensure their voices are heard. ... Those messages were from the opening speakers at the ninth annual Michigan Student Political Issues Convention at Henry Ford Community College on Friday. The event drew hundreds of college and high school students from across the region and numerous regional elected officials to speak and hold caucuses on political topics. HFCC and the League of Women Voters-Dearborn, Dearborn Heights [MI] sponsored the event."